This morning I had one of those moments when I said to myself, "Man, GOOD MORNING AMERICA needs to have me on its staff as a segment producer or something." Today, one of the entertainment news topics focused on whether on not well-reviewed blockbuster action/fantasy hits will get some Oscar love come nomination time like the serious prestige films usually released in the fall season do. This segment was generated by the box office and critical success of WONDER WOMAN, directed by Patty Jenkins.
Early in 2011, Javier Bardem's name was announced as a Best Actor Oscar nominee for the Spanish film, BIUTIFUL. Chris Connelly was wrong.
I'm sure you know that STAR WARS was a major Hollywood blockbuster and became a pop cultural phenomenon.
By the way, early this year, minutes after the top Oscar nominations were announced live during GMA, Chris Connelly was on the panel with Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan. Connelly mentioned that Meryl Streep had just made Oscar history with her 20th nomination. However, in this #OscarSoWhite age of controversy regarding Hollywood's serious need for diversity and inclusion, he overlooked and never mentioned that Viola Davis had just made Hollywood history by becoming the most Oscar-nominated black actress since the Academy Awards were born. And it was her 3rd nomination. Viola Davis went on to win that Best Supporting Actress Oscar for FENCES. A record-breaking 3rd nomination compared to a record-breaking 20th nominations. Now there's a statement on Hollywood's need for more diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. Viola Davis also stars on the hit ABC series, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.
So...Dear GMA...if you're hiring segment producers for your entertainment segments, contact me. I need a job.